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What a great week it has been! The novel is coming along nicely. I did hit a bump in the flow mid-week, causing me to wonder if meeting my word count goal would be possible, but after a day's pause for reflection all was well again. Sometimes it is the silliest things that manage to take my focus on a detour. The dog splashes all his water on the floor, the phone rings, the cacophony of what sounds like a herd of elephants trampling around my second floor (really it is two young boys 'playing') - these distract me unnecessarily. Sure, I must deal with the water, but I don't have to allow it to affect me for 30 minutes following. The phone can be ignored as can the 'rumpus time' above me. Unfortunately, even a task oriented girl like myself can find life's unfolding 'hoopla' a bit more than I can overcome occasionally. I suppose these will be treasured memories in ten years or so, but this week .....not so much.
My novel's story centers around the mixed martial arts, and I got a front row view of a legend in the sport this week at Scranton MMA, the gym where my son trains. Royce Gracie revolutionized the sport in this country with his family's brand of jiu-jitsu, and he held a training session with the gym's students on Monday. It was a very exciting moment for my son, and gave me the opportunity to watch masters of Gracie jiu-jitsu grapple a mere five feet in front of me. Great material for my story - not to mention a fantastic memory for my son.